Clemson Anderson Soccer Alliance Gives Back

Clemson Anderson Soccer Alliance Gives Back

Caleb and Chris Latsch dropped by the House to present a check for more than $1,500 on behalf of the Clemson Anderson Soccer Alliance (CASA). In September, CASA held their annual “Kicks for Kids” 24 hour soccer tournament for the fifth consecutive year. They are proud supporters of the Ronald McDonald House and we thank them very much! CASA is a youth soccer club based out of Anderson, South Carolina. For more information please visit www.clemsonandersonsoccer.com.

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Walgreens Managers Enjoy an Afternoon at the House

Walgreens Managers Enjoy an Afternoon at the House

Over 30 of our regional Walgreens Store Managers stopped by the House Friday afternoon to get to know us better. It was a full house with happy meals and tours! Walgreens supports the Ronald McDonald House by supplying our donation boxes at their registers.

Little by little we can do a lot. A dime here. A quarter there. Might not seem like much. But when millions of people give, the work those coins can do to help children and families worldwide is truly amazing. A full Donation Box could let a family stay together at a Ronald McDonald House for up to 1 night while their child receives care at a nearby hospital.

We are so grateful for Walgreens support and loved meeting the upstate team at the House.

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Haywood Estates Visits the Ronald McDonald House

Haywood Estates Visits the Ronald McDonald House

We recently enjoyed a visit from our friends at Haywood Estates Independent Senior Living Community. They stopped by for an information session and tour of the House. Their enthusiasm for the House and our mission brought joy to our residents and staff during the holiday season. Thank you for stopping by and we hope you make another visit soon!

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Thank you ProSource Plumbing Supply

ProSouce Plumbing Supply, located at 200 Industrial Drive, stopped by our house to present a donation made possible by their 2013 ProSource Golf Tournament.  We enjoyed some happy meals while giving our friends from ProSource a tour of the House.  It is through donations like these that we are able to provide hope and comfort to our families.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas Launches New Website

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GREENVILLE, S.C.  (Dec. 11, 2013) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas launched a new website today, thanks to a grant from Engenius. The grant includes responsive website design and development with hosting and support, marketing consulting and more. “We are grateful to Engenius for helping us refresh our current website,” said Marti Spencer, Executive Director and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “As a nonprofit, we rely on donations and grants to help fund the House. We were in need of a new website to help us tell our story of providing hope, encouragement and comfort to families in need.” Each year, Engenius awards two grants to serve nonprofit organizations in Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties. Each grant is valued at $5,000. “Nonprofits in the Greenville community have such a great story to tell and we want to be the ones to help them tell it,” said Chris Manley, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Engenius. “We saw great potential for helping the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas articulate how much they do for the entire family, in addition to the hospitalized children. We are excited about what they do and wanted to be sure that message was front and center on their new site.” Some of the new features include highlighting events, family testimonials, and news, and enabling the site to accept online donations from the community.

About the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas More than just a room and a hot meal, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas is a home away from home for families of children receiving critical care at medical facilities in our community. The house can serve as a quiet place for families to be alone or as a place of companionship, sharing and emotional support with other families. Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas has cared for special families with 12 bedrooms, private baths, a double kitchen, living room, playroom and laundry facilities, as well as a courtyard with a peaceful fountain and bright sunroom. For more information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, please visit www.rmhc-carolinas.org.

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McGala 2013

McGala 2013

It was a night filled with nutcrackers, ballerinas, great German food and very generous sponsors and guests. Nikolaustag is a day when Santa treats all of the good girls and boys and it was certainly a good night for all of the families who desperately need the services of the Ronald McDonald House here in Greenville. THANKS to all of our fantastic supporters and our very gracious guests!

Event Details:
2013 Holiday McGala
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

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Eagle Scout Matthew Lopata

Eagle Scout Matthew Lopata

Eagle Scout Matthew Lopata has been a Scout with Troop 245 for 10 years. This year, he decided to give back to the community by completing a project for the Greenville Ronald McDonald House.

Currently, the House has a pop tab and aluminum can fund-raising and recycling program. Tabs and cans are typically stored in various small sheds at the House and volunteers worked outside in the weather to sort. Now, thanks to Matthew, his father and grandfather for assisting with the project our Ronald McDonald House has a dedicated recycling center! This frees up much-needed storage space and enables more tabs and cans to be collected.

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Rose Ball

Ronald McDonald House was honored with a first-time donation from the Rose Ball of $5,050. Several staff members of the House attended the Rose Ball check presentation that was held at the Hyatt Regency Greenville on October 9.

The bi-annual Rose Ball raised a total of $300,000 this year, and donated to 14 beneficiaries across the Upstate. For each ball, local charities apply for consideration as a beneficiary of the fund-raising event. We would like to thank the Rose Ball Committee for choosing Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas as a new recipient of these much-needed funds.

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O’Reilly Auto Parts

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Congrats to O’Reilly Auto Parts on the Grand Opening of their new store on Wade Hampton Blvd. Thanks for thinking of the house and donating on behalf of your new store!

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RJ Reynolds

RJ Reynolds

Once a year, the RJ Reynolds Company nation-wide, takes a day off to do charity work.  The Asheville Division which is comprised of several cities in SC as well as Asheville NC, chose to do their day of service at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas.

Angela Johnson and her group mowed the lawn, worked in our recycle area, cleaned our storage areas, worked in our front office as well as prepared dinner for our families. Our residents were pleased when they found out the group was grilling out hamburgers and hot dogs. Thanks much to all volunteers!

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